Saturday, February 16, 2008

so, is this the answer?

what seems like ages ago, i was on myspace requesting friends like crazy. one of the myspace accounts i requested was the "arundhati roy supporters." i don't know how i came across them, or why i requested them as a friend (they are, after all, merely supporters of arundhati roy and not roy herself). they took a long time to accept the request. but today they did, and as a comment, they left this quote:

"The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget."--Arundhati Roy

i feel like it was an answer to the entry i posted only a few hours ago.

dammit, AR, you're good.


la rebelde said...

that quote is mad deep yo. it seems like choices are at the heart of it. i cant claim to know how you must be feeling right now. but i do know that we always have choices--choices we have to make every day. and we always have responsibilities that are attached to our choices. i think roy's quote reminds us of that. thanks for sharing.

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Cero said...

Yes she's good.

Too challenging, my students say, not comforting enough, which is also good.

(It's awful: I see people like her and feel envy: I imagine that they were never taught that life was something to just put up with, or that to work with passion was "immature.")

Rent Party said...

Well, I look at her and think: there's the me I let be killed of for the sake of ... what?

But it must have been hard to get to be her. All of this means I need to do some activism this weekend.